Warning over ‘fake Talk Talk’ cold callers

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Two cold callers pretending to be from communications firm Talk Talk tried to con their way into Boston homes.

Boston Borough Council has said that two men, claiming to be from the broadband and phone supplier, tried to get into the properties of a Boston borough councillor and staff member.

The approaches, which happened last Tuesday night, saw the men, one white and one black, ask if they could ‘make a ping’ from a landline at the home of the first person.

The homeowner, who is not a Talk Talk customer refused them entry and they left immediately.

The second person they called on is a Talk Talk customer, and the men said they could reduce the monthly broadband costs if they bought two additional SIM cards from them.

The council’s community safety team has been in touch with Talk Talk, which has said it does not carry out door-to-door sales or cold calling.

Anyone visited by a suspicious cold caller should report the matter to police.

If you think you’ve been a victim of fraud, report it to Action Fraud by going to www.actionfraud.police.uk or calling 0300 123 2040.